Who said what in and around the badminton world over the past week?
“It became possible because I turned my uniqueness (disability) into my strength.”
Palak Kohli on how she became a Paralympian.
“We know exactly what to do and what to work on for the next one month.”
Thinaah Muralitharan acknowledging the poor form she and Tan Pearly are in needs addressing.
“Everything I am today has been given by sports, everything. Sports teach you there are bad days, situations you cannot control, frustrations, stress, a lot of pressure, but all these build an internal strength of wanting to overcome them, be better every day and improve yourself more and more.”
Former Peruvian player Daniela Macias grateful for the lessons she learned from being an athlete.
“I always hope he can return to the top 10 in the world, but it depends on luck and if he can seize the opportunity. I hope he will work hard!”
Charlotte, wife of the newly-married Ng Ka Long Angus on her wish for his career.
“Let’s try. Maybe we make a mistake along the way, but new opportunities will come to try again and that will help us develop as people.”
Badminton Pan Am Confederation Development Assistant Delia Valenzuela wants women not to be held back by fear of failure.
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“We won the first game but in the second we were impatient and got a bit nervous. We need to learn from these tournaments and to get better in tactics.”
Young mixed pair Wei Ya Xin after she and Jiang Zhen Bang won their first HSBC BWF World Tour title.
“The injury phase was quite tough, irritating and frustrating. So I was quite emotional after winning the final point. I actually couldn’t celebrate, I was still thinking if we had won a match or the title.”
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, back after two months out, on how he felt after becoming the men’s doubles champions.
“It was a great week, we always like to come here. We haven’t been in a final since last year, so it’s good we’ve made the final here for two consecutive years.”
Lai Shevon Jemie, who finished runner-up in mixed doubles with partner Goh Soon Huat.
“I played Viktor and won after a long time. That gives me confidence as I go for Olympic qualification.”
Chou Tien Chen looks at the positives after losing to Koki Watanabe in the final.